Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, blamed by many Democrats
for their loss of the White House in the 2000 election, said on Sunday
he is launching another independent campaign for the White House…saying
that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans were addressing problems
corporate crime, worker rights, military spending and foreign policy.
That’s pretty broad.
“You go from Iraq, to Palestine to Israel, from Enron to
Wall Street, from Katrina to the bumbling of the Bush administration,
to the complicity of the Democrats in not stopping him on the war,
stopping him on the tax cuts.”
So….does this hurt the Democrats?
Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, said he thought Nader’s run would help his party.
Huckabee is having something of his own party these days, enjoying
the attention that staying on the campaign trail gives him. And though
John McCain shares many of his views, McCain is preoccupied with the
whole spectrum, while Huckabee is consistently promoting the issue that precedes all the others.
All issues are moral. What is the basis for a stance against corporate crime or workers rights if not morality?
But to have rights as a worker, you first have to have the right to life. If not, the rest of the arguments are incoherent.